The number of refugees from Ukraine recently passed 5 million. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) predicts that upwards of 8 million Ukrainian refugees will ultimately flee their homeland.
Nations taking in refugees include Romania, Moldova, Greece, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Finland, and the United States. In all of these countries, World Missionary Press (WMP) is getting urgent requests for Scripture booklets in Ukrainian and Russian to give to refugees.
Helen Williams with WMP says they are hearing stories of regular Christians on the ground doing everything they can to serve Ukrainian refugees in the Name of Jesus Christ.
“There’s a missionary couple in Moldova, they have [refugees] there for a few days and then they’re moving on to the next thing. Those people are giving their lives and their homes and everything they’ve got for these people for just maybe a few hours or a few days.”
Displaced individuals fleeing violence in Ukraine often come with just the clothes on their backs and possibly what they could fit in a suitcase. These Scripture booklets in their heart languages are a critical piece to offer hope and encouragement.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for wisdom for Christians helping Ukrainian refugees and offering spiritual hope.
- Ask God to comfort Ukrainian refugees facing an unpredictable future.
- Thank the Lord for the Church’s outreach towards the hurting and vulnerable.